DML Morning Briefing Tues. Apr. 13: State forced to lift a ban, two tweets that sum it all up, Big Tech, Big Business, and more…
By Team DML
Today is April 13 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.
1 – California lifts COVID-19 limits on indoor worship services after Supreme Court struck down ban
NBC Los Angeles reports: California on Monday lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the coronavirus public health mandates.
However, the state Department of Public Health guidelines still said indoor gatherings were “strongly discouraged” and advised limiting the numbers to 25% of a building’s capacity for the two-highest levels of the state’s four-tier COVID-19 restrictions. The recommended capacity for the two lower levels — those areas with moderate to minimum spread — is 50% capacity.
“Location and capacity limits on places of worship are not mandatory, but are strongly recommended,” the new guidance stated and said the changes were a response to recent court rulings.
The Center for American Liberty, which had filed a string of lawsuits against Gov. Gavin Newsom on behalf of churches, applauded the move.
“Governor Newsom should have done this a long time ago,” said a statement from Harmeet K. Dhillon, the center’s founder. “For over a year, the state of California has targeted the faith community for discriminatory treatment depriving them of their fundamental right to worship.”
Dhillon tweeted Monday night, “Letter from the Acting AG of CA to the SCOTUS tonight, waving the white flag on its restrictions on religious worship in CA. Very proud to be founder of @Liberty_Ctr, which started AND ended the string of cases leading to this, incl. 3 SCOTUS victories. .” supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/20/2
“There are still restrictions to be challenged — masks and six feet of distancing required in worship, not in all other venues — we will keep up the fight. The key is to make sure this never happens again,” Dhillon added.
DML: Thank goodness for Trump’s Supreme Court justices!
2 – Rioters and looters go on rampage after death of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota officials released the identity of the police officer who accidentally shot a 20-year-old black man, Daunte Wright, after he resisted arrest during a Sunday afternoon traffic stop. Officer Kim Potter reportedly meant to use her taser on Wright, and accidentally grabbed her gun instead.
On Monday night, protesters took to the streets for the second night in a row. As they marched, they chanted, “Every city. Every town. Burn the precincts to the ground.”
Progressive Democrat ‘Squad’ member Rep. Rashida Tlaib responded to the case by calling for an END to police, prisons and military. She tweeted Monday night: “It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”
DML: And those two tweets sum up the entire BLM and the Dem agenda. There you have it, folks!
3 – Sen. Hawley Unveils ‘Trust-Busting’ Initiative Against Big Tech
The Daily Caller reports: Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley unveiled new legislation on Monday aimed at breaking up big business, with a particular focus on large tech companies.
The “Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act” offers a solution to “anti-competitive big business” by strengthening antitrust enforcement and targeting mergers and acquisitions by large corporations, according to a press release. In addition to tech companies, Hawley criticized “Big Banks, Big Telecom, and Big Pharma.”
“A small group of woke mega-corporations control the products Americans can buy, the information Americans can receive, and the speech Americans can engage in. These monopoly powers control our speech, our economy, our country, and their control has only grown because Washington has aided and abetted their quest for endless power,” Hawley said in a statement.
DML: Big Tech has too much power over the world.
4 – SURVEY: 53 percent of voters support having ‘vaccine passports’, Biden turns it over to businesses
The Hill reports: Just over half of voters say the government should create a “vaccine passport” for people to use to prove they have been vaccinated, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.
A slight majority, 53 percent, of registered voters in the April 2-5 survey said the government should create a vaccine passport, while 47 percent said the government should not.
Democrats were more likely than Republicans to support a vaccine passport, while independent voters were evenly split on the issue. Roughly 70 percent of Democratic voters said the government should create such a system, while 60 percents of Republican voters said the opposite.
The report notes that the White House stated Tuesday there will be no federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate for vaccine credentials… BUT Biden administration officials have signaled that private companies may push for such requirements as businesses attempt to fully reopen after pandemic-related closures.
DML: And Big Business has too much power. How many Americans will speak up?
5 – Fauci: ‘We Very Well May Need’ Coronavirus Booster Shots After 6-18 Months
Breitbart reports: Appearing Sunday on MSNBC’s The Mehdi Hasan Show, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Americans may very well require booster shots to maintain protection against the coronavirus.
DML: It will never end.